Arsenal are killing it in this transfer window. With one signing secured and another near completion, they’ve been given the green light for another target. Borussia Dortmund are ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Gunners.
The Mirror report that the German giants are prepared to let him leave this summer because he refuses to sign any new contract that doesn’t include a release clause. Dortmund are reluctant to put in such clauses after Bayern Munich swooped in and triggered Mario Gotze’s before the Champions League final in 2013. Understandable.
Now the 27-year-old Armenian playmaker could be available for a cut-price fee given that he only has one year left on his contract. Arsene Wenger faces competition from Chelsea and Spurs though as he would be expecting given the season that Mkhitaryan just had. He scored 18 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions.
Arsenal have already confirmed that Granit Xhaka has joined after an impressive spell with Borussia Monchengladbach while Jamie Vardy could also be joining the club from Leicester City after they triggered his release clause.
Media reports indicate that Wenger also intends on strengthening his defence at some point.